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‘Prospect Good’ was the nom de plume of the gold prospector, fossicker, and bush poet, Francis William Ophel. This poem, ‘The Sagamen,’ is filled with vivid imagery drawn in the style of Old Icelandic sagas (Louise…

A close-up digital photograph of a section of the parade at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. This image features an impromptu sword-fight. Unfortunately for the combatant on horseback, he has no clear height advantage over his opponent on foot. The…

A photograph of two helmets and two swords in the blacksmith’s workshop at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. The helmets are based on designs known from excavations of migration age sites. In particular, the helmet in the foreground is similar to…

A newspaper article on the front page of the Launceston newspaper Examiner on 26 July, 1949. The article reports on the voyage of the replica galley ‘Hugin’ from Denmark on its journey to Broadstairs in Kent, England. The Hugin had a crew of…

An article on page 4 of the Brisbane Courier newspaper on July 10, 1908. The article is about the decision to make a Viking battleship (in other articles about the event it is referred to as a Viking Dragon Ship) the centre-piece of a church fête.…